Summary: I bought this card to upgrade an aging machine. A faster card would have exceeded this motherboard's PCIE1.0 capabilities. Nonetheless, I'm thrilled with it's performance! Truth be told, the new 970's are also an amazing value, but this one works just great for me.
Summary: I bought this card specifically as an upgrade from my msi geforce 650 ti 1G so that I could play assassins creed unity with its crazy rendering requirements. Currently my fps is a slide show. At first I was a little panicked during the install because I was only using pci 6 pin and this card requires 8 and 6 pin both. I eventually found my extra pci power cables and I was in business!
Summary: This thing is huge. It is around a foot long, maybe an inch more. Barely fit in my mid-tower case. Doesn't run very loud, and has been able to run anything and everything I ask it to. Had it for about 5 months now and have had zero issues with it. Just make sure your case is big enough to hold it, because with 3 fans it is a huge card.
Summary: I replaced 2 vid cards with this one. It has performed well for me with streaming video, photo editing, games, office products, and can handle running a crazy amount of programs without BSD. NVIDIA never lets me down. I strayed in my last computer build, big mistake. I will never stray again. As I write this it is Sept. 2014. Vid cards develop so quickly these days that if you're reading this review in Sept. of 2015 there may be something better out there.
Summary: This graphics card absolutely dwarfs my old one. I am able to run any of my games (mostly MMOs) on the highest graphics settings and this thing takes it like a champ. I wasn't 100% sure when building my new PC if it would fit, because its a lot bigger than I am used to - but if did fit, thankfully.